Leroy Bollinger

Leroy BollingerLeroy Bollinger, 75, of Rushville died at 8:25 a.m. April 9, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Dec. 14, 1942, in Canton, a son of Francis Blaine and Helen Louise McWhorter Bollinger. He first married Judy Sidwell on Nov. 25, 1960, in Keokuk, Iowa. He later married Nancy Stoops on July 16, 1975, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Beverly (and Jimmy)Bollinger-Crenshaw of Astoria, Robert Bollinger of Browning, Julie (and Patrick) Cady of Rushville and Michael Bollinger of Macomb; one brother, Danny Bollinger of Vermont; one sister, Judy (and Mike) Kling of Astoria; one granddaughter, Debbie (and Chad) Ingles; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Londa Bollinger; and one grandson, Vail Cady II.

He worked as a welder for Fibre-Steel, Peabody and Amax Coal Mines, International Harvester and Allis-Chalmers. In 1964, he began Bollinger Welding in Astoria until 1982 when he began L & N Fabricating. In 1984, he and his wife moved their business to Rushville, where they renamed it L & N Industries. He was still working at the time of his death.

He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, where he served as Moderator of the Board, Elder, Deacon, Trustee and on several committees. He also provided his camel and other animals for the live nativity scene at the church. He served as President of the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Board. He also was a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #9, A.F. & A.M., Consistory, Ansar Shrine. He served on the Astoria Village Board, director of Better Banks in Astoria along with the Astoria Lions. Additional memberships include the Schuyler County Farm Bureau and the former Schuyler County Economic Development Corporation.

Services were held Friday at his church with Reverend Nancy Stump officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Wood Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/18/2018


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